Libraries as learning locations: “Knowledge for Everyone, for Free, Period” — Goethe de | Libraries and Knowledge in Shia Ismaili Muslim Tariqah

Public and accessible meeting space becomes increasingly rare and high quality education remains out-of-reach for many people. Therefore, libraries have a more important role to play than at any point in their century old history. Nico Koenig and Grif Peterson from “Peer 2 Peer University” (P2PU) talk about the potential of libraries as a shared…

On Legal Debates, Ismaili Hermeneutics and the Etiquette of Borrowing in the Fatimid Empire: An Interview with Devin Stewart on al-Qāḍī al-Nuʿmān — Simerg com

“…In the Ismaili tradition, al-Qāḍī al-Nuʿmān is the most famous author…He debated this Ḥanafī jurist about ijtihād and thought that he’d won, and then he heard afterwards that the man had written a fascicle still arguing his point against al-Qāḍī al-Nuʿmān. So then he thought: I really need to write a serious refutation to put an…

University recognises industry leaders at Graduation 2015|Majid Mangalji, international hotelier, was awarded a Doctor of Letters

Industry leaders from music, health, business, hospitality and engineering were bestowed with honorary degrees from the University of West London, at ceremonies at Wembley Stadium this week. The honorary recipients were recognised alongside 1,600 students. Majid Mangalji Majid Mangalji, international hotelier, was awarded a Doctor of Letters by the London School of Hospitality and Tourism….

Ismaili History: The Marco Polo Myth of the Assassins|Photos, Graphics and video

Simerg com: Ismaili History – The Marco Polo Myth of the Assassins (…) PULLING BACK THE SILK CURTAIN “The Nizari [Ismailis] excelled in the fields of theology, philosophy, architecture and science, but their opponents demonized them as bloodthirsty extremist religious murderers…The returning Crusaders brought back the legend of the pothead assassins, partly because they loved…

Triumphal Moments in Ismaili History: Jawhar’s Conquest of Egypt and Imam al-Muizz’s Resplendent Darbar in Cairo — by Mansoor Ladha

“I WISH I’D BEEN THERE”   1970: Mansoor Ladha, veteran award winning journalist, writer and author, interviewing His Highness the Aga Khan for Tanzania’s daily, The Standard (now Daily News). Photo: Mansoor Ladha Collection. Copyright. BY MANSOOR LADHA As a journalist, a writer and an author, what better time to be than reporting milestones and…